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Ernie Els (RSA)
Ernie Els
South Africa
October 17, 1969
Johannesburg, South Africa
41
6-3
210
Wentworth, England
1989
U.S. OPEN 2010 SCORES
POSITION: 3STATUS: +2HOLE: F
ROUND:1234TOTAL
SCORES:73687273286
U.S. OPEN HISTORY
1993 (Baltusrol)
18
R3-66 (1994 Oakmont)
1 (1994 Oakmont; 1997 Congressional)
$2,461,919
8, 9, 10, 11

CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

* Calculated on holes #2 and #14
   Ernie Els +2
    Ernie Els  Field Average
Fairways Hit
 69.64%
 64.06%
*Avg. Driving Distance
 304.50
 288.50
Sand Saves
Greens Hit
Putts Per Hole


CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

 EAGLESBIRDIESPARSBOGEYSDOUBLE BOGEYSOTHERS
Round 10311310
Round 20511200
Round 30311400
Round 4049410
Total015421320

PERSONAL NOTES

An accomplished tennis player, Els turned his focus to golf at age 14

First significant victory came on the South Course at Torrey Pines when he defeated a young Phil Mickelson in a playoff to win the Junior World Championship

Won South African Amateur at age 16

At 22, became first player since Gary Player in 1979 to win the South African Open, South African PGA and South African Masters titles on the South African Tour

First international player since Alex Smith in 1906 and '10 to win multiple U.S. Open titles (1994 and '97)

Already has claimed two PGA Tour titles in 2009 (WGC-CA Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational)

Member of International Presidents Cup teams in 1996, '98, 2000, '03 and '07

Created Ernie Els Foundation in South Africa in early 1999 for the sole purpose of helping disadvantaged children, with proceeds from the Ernie Els Invitational going to four charities and his Foundation

Announced in 2008 that 5-year-old son Ben is autistic

Owns 16 PGA Tour victories, the last coming at the 2008 Honda Classic, plus 44 other international titles, including the 2002 British Open.

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